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A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS
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A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS

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A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD OPEN ARMCHAIRS
Each with rectangular padded back and seat covered in green silk velvet, the toprail with four pierced quatrefoils and flanked by square ogee finials, above moulded arms with turned ogee finials, on ring-turned arm-supports, with Gothic blind fretwork frontrail, on cluster column legs and stepped block feet (2)
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A set of Gothic chairs in The Gallery at Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and originally from Farleigh Castle, Somerset, share the rectinilear arms of these chairs (Guidebook, 1991, p. 19).

The Gothic-fretted chair frames have quatrefoiled rails and cusp-arched tablets relating to a suite of George IV dining-chairs commissioned by the Earl of Derby for Knowsley Hall, Lancashire (sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 27 June 1985, lot 91).
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